Mercedes apparently thought their top-tier G-Glass wasn't good enough, so they went all Maybach-ian on it with the new Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet. So, what in Zeus' underwear is this thing? Well, it's far more than just a convertible G-Class with a hefty price tag. It takes the best of the G-Class's ruggedness and infuses it with more size, more clearance and, well, more everything. Consider it one of the best ways to get out of Dodge when things go bad, like a dirty bomb, a zombie apocalypse or the impending visit from your mother-in-law. 


Here are the awesome details of this new bespoke beast:

  • The G650 Landaulet is a longer version of the venerable G-Class. It gets a soft top and more than a foot of ground clearance for those rare moments when its owners crest more than a speed bump.
  • The longer wheelbase allows for rear seating arrangements that are luxurious and unique. Two diamond quilted rear seats come from the back of an S-Class sedan top and well over a foot of ground clearance. Rear occupants also get tablet screens and heated/cooled cupholders. It's rough back there.
  • What's more, rear occupants also get a hot stone massage and can fully recline.They can also opt for privacy by raising the rear glass that separates them from the front occupants. The soft top can also be deployed or retracted electrically. No manual chores for the rich and famous
  • The G650 gets its power from a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine with a monstrous 630 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via an automatic transmission.
  • The G650 also gets what's known as portal axles similar to the ones that equip the big bad Mercedes Unimog truck that bolster the G650's off road abilities and provide 17-inches of ground clearance. And so owners don't have to strain themselves getting in or out, there are power-retractable running boards.
  • Mercedes-Maybach will build just a scant 99 units of the G650 Landaulet, and deliveries will begin in the fall.
  • Pricing hasn't been released yet, but we're guessing that a price tag well north of $250,000 isn't out of the question since the run-of-the-mill S600 Maybach costs $191,300. 

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